Berrios wasn't targeted in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chargers. He had three punt returns for 60 yards and one kick return for 16 yards. Berrios made a peculiar choice on the game's final play with the Chargers kicking the ball away after a safety. Rather than trying to lateral the ball to give his team a chance, he ran a conventional return and was easily tackled to end the game. With starting slot receiver Jamison Crowder healthy, Berrios' recent contributions have come almost exclusively on special teams.
Berrios caught his lone target for 13 yards in Monday's 30-27 loss to New England. Berrios retreated back to a depth role with starting slot receiver Jamison Crowder (groin) back after a two-week absence. While Berrios has soaked up significant volume whenever Crowder has sat this season, he has just two catches in the five games Crowder has played.
Berrios caught eight of 11 targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 35-9 loss to Kansas City. Berrios got a steady diet of screens and short passes, but he couldn't replicate Jamison Crowder's (groin) ability to make defenders miss after the catch. Coach Adam Gase's love for short passes to the slot receiver should give Berrios some PPR value against the Patriots in Week 9 if Crowder's not ready to return. Should Crowder suit up, Berrios would return to a bench role.
Berrios caught four of seven targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Bills. Berrios tied with Denzel Mims for the team lead in catches and targets while finishing seven receiving yards behind Mims' team-high total. The highlight of Berrios' night was a 22-yard catch to convert a 3rd-and-20 late in the first quarter, but that ended up being New York's longest play of the day as quarterback Sam Darnold threw for just 120 yards. Berrios has played well in the slot when Jamison Crowder (groin) has missed time this season, and he'll continue to fill in if Crowder doesn't heal up in time to face the Chiefs in Week 8.
Berrios is expected to play the majority of the Jets' offensive snaps at slot receiver Sunday against Buffalo, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Jamison Crowder (groin) will be sidelined for the third time this season, leaving plenty of looks up for grabs after he averaged 11.5 targets per game on the four occasions he's suited up this season. While Crowder was sidelined Weeks 2 and 3, Berrios served as the primary replacement and took advantage of the opportunity, producing 10 catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 12 targets between the two contests. Berrios may face more competition for snaps this time around, however. Starting wideout Breshad Perriman was sidelined in Week 3, while Jeff Smith and Denzel Mims are also healthy again after sitting out both of the prior games Crowder missed.
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